Barbara Bush Has Second Wedding at Texas Ranch: Reports

April 16, 2019 Updated: April 16, 2019

The daughter of former President George W. Bush, Barbara, got married in a second wedding ceremony to her husband Craig Coyne.

The 37-year-old former first daughter and her husband, also 37, said their vows again over the weekend in Crawford, Texas, where her parents own a ranch, according to reports.

The first marriage in October in Maine was in secret, her sister, Jenna Bush, previously told the “Today” show.

“They wanted to make sure her grandfather got to be there so they kept their first wedding small and intimate.”

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“They wanted to get married here because my grandfather is here,” Barbara’s sister and matron of honor Jenna Bush Hager said at the time, referring to the late former President George H.W. Bush. She added, “It was a very secret wedding, a little bit like my elusive sister. But also, just family in a place that means family love, and it was beautiful.”

More than 100 people attended her second reception, reported the New York Post, adding that some in attendance posted images on Instagram. In the first reception, about 20 family members were in attendance before her grandfather died a few weeks later, People reported.

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Guests included Megan Ferguson, fashion executive Alyssa Zachary, designer Prabal Gurung, T Magazine editor Isabel Wilkinson, and others, according to the report.

The Post reported also that the couple was set up by friends and have “been very discreet during their brief romance, having never even been photographed together at events.” Coyne appeared in “Jarhead” in 2005 and in other films.

When she tied the knot the first time, Barbara Bush told People magazine months ago that “the second that it was announced that we were husband and wife, it started to rain,” People reported.

“I thought, ‘That’s my grandmother. She’s with us, too,’” she said, referring to former first lady Barbara Bush, who died in mid-2018.

“It was wonderful. It was everything we wanted,” she added, according to the magazine. “It was small and in a place that we have grown up and have so many incredible memories in Maine. We just wanted to make sure we could do it while my grandfather was still healthy. So we did it out on the rocks.”

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Wedding Costs

According to a 2018 report from The Street, the average cost of a wedding in the United States is about $33,391 for 2017. However, CostofWedding says that it was about $25,764 in 2017.

“That is a big price tag and burgeoning newlyweds have an uphill climb in trying to keep wedding costs down. From paying for the venue to the cost of makeup for the bride on her wedding day, the dollars are flying out of family bank accounts before and on the big day,” the report said.

The most expensive part of the wedding is the venue, costing about $16,000 on average. And there is the photographer at $2,783, and reception music averages about $4,156 for weddings.

“Couples, on average, spend between $19,323 and $32,205 but, 50 percent of couples spend less than $15,000. This does not include the cost of a honeymoon. Understanding wedding cost now can help you with your wedding budget later,” adds CostofWedding.com.

Meanwhile, the bride’s family pays, according to a study.

“On average, the bride’s parents contribute 45 percent (56 percent for high spenders) of the overall wedding budget; and the groom’s parents contribute 13 percent (15 percent for high spenders),” according to a 2017 Real Weddings Study by The Knot.

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